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White two-tier wedding cake with pink and white flowers and a love script with two kissing birds cake topper

Alternative Cake Toppers for Happy Tiers

The special touch that makes the cake

Your wedding cake. Layer after tasty layer of moist cake, rich buttercream frosting, and smooth fondant: In the words of everyone’s kitchen fairy godmother, Ina Garten, “How bad can that be?” The only thing that could make it better? A totally personal cake topper that—in the spirit of all things old, new, borrowed, and blue—is your something you, a finishing flourish that exemplifies the love you and your sweetheart share and lets your personalities shine through. Your baker will probably ask at your cake tasting (yum!) if you have a special topper in mind, so read on to get inspired by these alternative cake toppers before digging in to all those scrumptious samples.

Pretty Personal

A monogram or a Mr. & Mrs. nameplate will make a splash—it’ll be one of the first times you see your new last name! You can keep it simpleshow off your new initial or proudly display your new moniker.White two-tier wedding cake with pink and white flowers and a Mr and Mrs wire script with heart cake topper

Favorite Blooms

Ask your baker and florist to collaborate to add petal-perfect charm to your cake. Pluck them off before taking a bite, or go with edible flowers like hibiscus, lavender, or pansies.

Faithful Companions

Give your pooch a place of honor by having him sit, stay (good boy!) on your top tier. Our cute figurine comes in six dog breeds, or you can ask your baker to make a fondant sculpture of your pets. Aww!

Keepsake Treasures

An heirloom ceramic figurine, laminated postcards from your travels, or seashells from your favorite beach (be sure to rinse the sand off!) make a sweetly sentimental focal point.

Sweet Words

It’s sometimes hard to put all of your wedding day emotions into words—so let your cake topper help! Say Hooray, Love, or XOXO.White two-tier wedding cake with pink and white flowers and a XOXO cake topper

Hobbies & Interests

The groom’s cake traditionally serves to highlight the groom’s pastimes, but why not feature your shared interests atop the main cake event? We have options for the baseball fanatic or hunting enthusiasts.

Whether you opt for alternative cake toppers or err on the side of traditional, we have so many sweet additions for your wedding cake, dessert table, and more! Shop wedding reception decorations to complete your day!

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